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Firefighters with the Coconino National Forest plan this week to conduct two prescribed burns south of Flagstaff.

By Bill Helm June 11, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – Tuesday, the Mingus Union School Board will go into executive session to consider employing a superintendent – and to consider terms of that superintendent’s contract.

By Bill Helm June 11, 2019
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Copper Canyon Fire and Medical crews were called just before 5 p.m. Sunday to a tractor trailer fire on I-17 at the McGuireville Rest Area off ramp.

June 11, 2019
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Through Wednesday morning, SR 89A will be closed overnights at milepost 386 and the lookout point at milepost 390 for drainage work, according to a press release from Arizona Department of Transportation.

June 10, 2019
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Which way for Verde Connect?
You can give your opinion this week in Cottonwood, Camp Verde meetings

Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison said people should take a look at the intersection of SR260 and SR89A in Cottonwood where Starbucks is being built if they are looking for a reason to build the Verde Connect.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2019
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New Clarkdale Town Manager Tracie Hlavinka rolled into town last Friday just in time to attend the town’s first summer community block party.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2019
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Charlotte Page has resigned as the Jerome town zoning administrator, confirmed town manager Candace Gallagher Friday. Page has accepted a position with Yavapai County, Gallagher said.

By Vyto Starinskas June 8, 2019
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Two bear sightings in Jerome in past week
Bagley: There are between 50 and 70 bears in the Mingus Mountain range

Friday morning, Police Chief Allen Muma said a bear was spotted near the Grand Hotel rummaging through a dumpster on Giroux Street. “They described it as small, probably the same bear that was spotted on School Street earlier in the week … I found tracks near the dumpster so I’m sure the reporting person saw a bear.”

By Dan Engler June 7, 2019
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CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Not too many people receive a standing ovation at their high school graduation ceremony.

By Bill Helm June 6, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – On May 28, charges were officially dismissed – without prejudice – against Mesa resident Cher Loken who was arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine to a man charged with murder.

By Bill Helm June 6, 2019
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CLARKDALE – Children of all ages can still sign up for Clark Memorial Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories.

June 6, 2019
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Of the five recommended options, each utilizes Beaverhead Flat Road as a connector, with two options also using Coury Drive, two using Old HWY 279 and one using Thousand Trails Road. Three of the five options would use existing roundabouts on SR 260. But the two options using Old HWY 279, according to Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Randy Garrison, would require a new roundabout on SR 260.

By Bill Helm June 5, 2019
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Yavapai County law enforcement needs your help in locating wanted fugitive Seth Backus, according to a news release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

June 5, 2019
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Yavapai College leadership and elected officials of the Verde Valley met over lunch Tuesday at the Yavapai College Sedona Center to discuss the construction of a new skilled trades center in the Verde Valley.

June 5, 2019
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Small bear reported in Jerome near School Street
Bagley: There are between 50 and 70 bears in the Mingus Mountain range

JEROME -- The Jerome Police Department this week received a report of a small bear seen near School Street.

By Dan Engler June 5, 2019
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There was an overwhelming public outcry in response to the Big Park Council Planning and Zoning Committee’s vote Monday. The committee met on June 3 to vote on the rezoning application for the Patel property, which sits on the corner of State Route 179 and Jack’s Canyon Road. After months of deliberation and research, the committee voted 6-3 in favor of the applicant’s application to rezone the property from residential to C2-1 commercial zoning with stipulations for the proposed Hilton Garden Inn.

By By Nancy Maple, Special to The Villager June 5, 2019
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A resident in the Verde Valley has pledged $13,000 to keep the Verde Valley Homeless Coalition drop-in center and emergency overnight shelter open for the next year in Cottonwood.

By Vyto Starinskas June 4, 2019
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COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union’s internal search for its next superintendent yielded one applicant, Board President Lori Drake said Tuesday.

By Bill Helm June 4, 2019
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JEROME -- The owners of Jerome’s Cuban Queen have been told by the town they don’t have a valid parking permit required for their proposed four-bedroom rooming house.

By Vyto Starinskas June 4, 2019
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CLARKDALE -- Known as the “Citadel Room” to archeologists, the top room of Tuzigoot Pueblo was reconstructed in 1934, shortly after the excavation.

June 4, 2019
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CAMP VERDE – The Camp Verde United Christian School’s governing board has announced that it will not renew lead administrator Kathy Holden’s contract for the 2019-2020 school year.

By Bill Helm June 4, 2019
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VERDE VALLEY – Nobody was injured in a motor home fire Saturday on I-17 at milepost 301.

By Bill Helm June 4, 2019
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Attorneys for the Committee for Better Upper Verde Valley Schools filed a Motion for Relief from Judgment to allow the consolidation of the Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Mingus Union school districts to be part of the November 2020 general election, instead of a November 2019 special election.

By Bill Helm June 3, 2019
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Crews assisted in isolating a fuel leak and fire prevention efforts, as the aircraft was repositioned right side up.

June 3, 2019
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The Clarkdale Historical Society and Museum will host Calrkdale Town Manager Gayle Mabery for the next First Fridays - In their own words living history presentation June 7, 10 a.m., at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse, 19 N. Ninth Street.

June 1, 2019